Kabul airport atrocity offers a glimpse of the chaos to come in Afghanistan | Afghanistan

[ad_1] The tempting comparison between the withdrawals of US forces from Kabul in 2021 and Saigon in 1975 has offered diminishing returns over the past 12 days. Whereas about 7,000 people were evacuated from Vietnam (5,500 Vietnamese civilians and about 1,500 Americans), more than 95,000 people have left Afghanistan in a historic airlift since 14 … Read more

White House in crisis mode after Islamic State attack in Kabul kills dozens | Joe Biden

[ad_1] Joe Biden is due to address the nation about the deepening crisis in Afghanistan at 5pm on Thursday after 12 US troops and at least 60 Afghan civilians were killed in an Islamic State attack in Kabul. The US president was reportedly in the situation room with his national security team when details of … Read more

Biden reportedly receiving urgent briefings in White House situation room on explosion at Kabul airport – live | US news

[ad_1] 4.20pm BST 16:20 More than 30 patients have already arrived at the Kabul Surgical Centre following the explosions at the airport, according to a reporter for the Afghan network TOLO News. Six other patients were declared dead upon arrival to the hospital. A Taliban spokesperson previously said that at least 13 people had been … Read more

US intelligence study inconclusive on Covid origins, according to reports | Coronavirus

[ad_1] A classified US intelligence report delivered to the White House was inconclusive on the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic, in part due to a lack of information from China, according to US media reports. The assessment received on Tuesday, which was ordered by President Joe Biden 90 days ago, was unable to definitively conclude … Read more

Biden says US is ‘determined to complete this mission’ as Afghanistan evacuations reach 70,000 – live | US news

[ad_1] 10.32pm BST 22:32 “Each day of operations brings added risk to our troops,” Biden said, before ending his statements. “They’re real and significant challenges that we also have to take into consideration. The longer we stay starting with the acute and growing risk of an attack by a terrorist group.” The Taliban has said … Read more